Funny, because, alas, so much of it is true.
This is not my material – for the original article, click on the title.
You advocate a
approach to calendar reform. Your idea will not work. Here is why:
( ) solar years are real and the calendar year needs to sync with them ( ) solar days are real and the calendar day needs to sync with them ( ) the solar year cannot be evenly divided into solar days ( ) the solar day cannot be evenly divided into SI seconds ( ) the length of the solar day is not constant ( ) the lunar month cannot be evenly divided into solar days ( ) the solar year cannot be evenly divided into lunar months ( ) having months of different lengths is irritating ( ) having months which vary in length from year to year is maddening ( ) having one or two days per year which are part of no month is stupid ( ) your name for the thirteenth month is questionable ( ) the lunar month cannot be evenly divided into seven-day weeks ( ) the solar year cannot be evenly divided into seven-day weeks ( ) every civilisation in the world is settled on a seven-day week ( ) having one or two days per year with no day of the week is asinine ( ) requiring people to manually adjust their clocks is idiotic ( ) local time should not be discontinuous ( ) local time should not go backwards ( ) people like to go to work/school at the same time every day all year round ( ) no amount of clock-moving can increase the amount of solar energy received by Earth ( ) "daylight saving" doesn't ( ) UTC already solves that problem ( ) zoneinfo already solves that problem ( ) rearranging time zones yet again would make the zoneinfo database larger, not smaller ( ) the day of the week shouldn't change in the middle of the solar day ( ) local "midnight" should be the middle of the local night ( ) I shouldn't need to adjust my wristwatch every few miles ( ) there needs to be a year 0 and negative year numbers ( ) no, we don't know what year the Big Bang happened ( ) years which count down instead of up are not very funny ( ) planetary-scale engineering is impractical ( ) not every part of the world has four recognisable seasons ( ) "sunrise" and "sunset" are meaningless terms at the poles ( ) Greenwich is not unambiguously inferior to any other possible prime meridian ( ) the Earth is not, in fact, a cube ( ) high-tech applications need far more accuracy than your scheme allows ( ) leap seconds have been a fact of life for more than forty years ( ) leap seconds are more frequent than leap years ( ) TAI already solves that problem ( ) most of history can't be renumbered with atomic accuracy ( ) everybody in the world is already used to sexagesimal time divisions ( ) date formats need to be unambiguous ( ) abbreviated date formats should be possible and still unambiguous ( ) a leading zero on the year number solves nothing ( ) date arithmetic needs to be as easy as possible ( ) 13-digit numbers are difficult for humans to compare, even qualitatively
Specifically, your plan fails to account for:
( ) humans ( ) clocks ( ) computers ( ) the Moon ( ) the inconsistent rotational and orbital characteristics of Earth ( ) rational hatred for arbitrary change ( ) unpopularity of weird new month and day names ( ) total incompatibility with the SI second ( ) general relativity
and the following philosophical objections may also apply:
( ) BC and AD aren't ( ) technically, our calendar is already atomic ( ) they tried that in France once and it didn't take ( ) nobody is about to renumber every event in history ( ) good luck trying to move the Fourth of July ( ) nobody cares what year you were born ( ) the history of calendar reform is horrifically complicated and no amount of further calendar reform can make it simpler
Furthermore, this is what I think about you:
( ) sorry, but I don't think it would work ( ) this is a stupid idea, and you're a stupid person for suggesting it ( ) please just shut up and fix your broken date/time code